Sunday, June 17, 2012

Michael McGuire at Las Manos Gallery

Artist Michael McGuire's collages literally stem from a history of his work. McGuire works lines in many fashions- loose drawings of eel cages in India ink, tight architectural structures in graphite and natural elements in fading ballpoint pen. Some of these older drawings see new life by being fragmented. Each piece is cut down and reassembled over a long period of time,  the artist's discerning eye balancing out the greyscale elements with white. The end result are pieces that move your gaze throughout the composition, playing negative and positive spaces off each other with ease.

Detail from "Untitled" (old drawing collage in archival pen)

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